Category Archives: Action research

Beauty

To my eyes, everything that nature brings forth is beautiful. By contrast, we humans – especially in our more modern manifestations – can be responsible for quite some ugliness… especially with our more utilitarian concrete and metal constructions. One aspect … Continue reading

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Experimenting with the unspeakable

Back in 2011 I wrote ‘Ode to an Eco-Loo‘ after my encounter with the beatific experience of natural relief at Axladitsa-Avatakia in Greece. Wise by now in the ways of synchronicitous manifestation, I was not surprised, on my return to … Continue reading

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Salvage and re-use

Last weekend, while it was perishingly cold and I elected to stay at home cocooning in the sofa with my kids, Ria and Chrisje got creative and started to transform salvaged elements of the previous landscape into something that will … Continue reading

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What to do with horsetails?

One of our big inquiries at the moment is what to do about the infestation of field horsetails (Equisetum arvense) in the kitchen garden. The things are happily sprouting between the pavings behind the house, and are clearly also having … Continue reading

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An adventure in intentional manifestation

In January 2010, Ria and I found ourselves reading books by Machaelle Small Wright of Perelandra. I remember reading one of her books many years ago, before I met my husband, Eric. I remember at the time loving her stories … Continue reading

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Refining our approach

Already in December 2009, we understood that we were now working to manifest the field of our experimentation. “Ria is categorical” – I wrote in my journal on 18 December 2009 – “It is time we started applying all we … Continue reading

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